A newly released survey claims that Americans who identify as pro-life are at a record high. The poll by Rasmussen Reports says that 44 percent of voters are pro-life; previously American pro-life voters ranged between 35 and 43 percent of the population.
Pro-choice Americans have decreased in number from 56 percent in March of 2013 to 48 percent currently. Others remain undecided on the issue.
According to Life News
, many Americans call themselves pro-choice, but actually have pro-life opinions when asked about abortion in general terms. “Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters now consider abortion to be morally wrong most of the time, up slightly from 49% in March but also the highest finding since August 2012. Thirty-two percent (32%) believe abortion is morally acceptable in most cases, while 16% are undecided,” the Rasmussen report said.
Other statistics from the survey include the following:
39 percent of voters believe abortions are too easily accessible in the United States.
49 percent of Americans said there should be a waiting period to get an abortion.
44 percent of respondents agreed with banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
71 percent of respondents who identified as Evangelical Christians were pro-life.
64 percent of voters said that abortion affects how they will vote in the next election.
The poll was conducting between June 30 and 1 via phone; 1,000 people took part in the survey.
Publication date: July 8, 2014